Kenya discharges record 97 COVID-19 patients in one day as 95 new cases confirmed


Kenya discharges record 97 COVID-19 patients in one day as 95 new cases confirmed
Health CAS Dr. Rashid Aman addresses the press on the situation of COVID-19 in the country on June 8, 2020.

In Summary

  • Dr. Aman said the total number of COVID-19 recoveries in Kenya are now at 849.
  • The CAS also stated that 95 more patients tested positive for the disease within the same time period.

Health Chief Administrative Secretary Dr. Rashid Aman on Monday announced that a record 97 patients were in the last 24 hours discharged from various health facilities in the country after recovering from COVID-19.

Dr. Aman, speaking during the daily coronavirus briefings at Afya House in Nairobi, said this now brings the total number of recoveries to 849.

The CAS also stated that 95 more patients tested positive for the disease within the same time period from 1,096 samples tested; hence taking the tally of infections to 2,862.

These new cases include 57 males and 38 females, and are composed of 92 Kenyans and 3 foreign nationals between the ages of 1-72 years.

The infections were recorded in such counties as: Mombasa (56), Nairobi (13), Busia (10), Kajiado (6), Kilifi (3), with Kitui, Kwale, Garissa, and Marsabit confirming one case each.

According to Dr. Aman, the Mombasa cases were in the following sub-counties: Mvita (22), Changamwe (13), Nyali (7), Kisauni (6), Likoni (5), Jomvu (3).

Those in the Nairobi Metropolitan area were recorded in Kibra (10), and one case each in Lang’ata, Kasarani, Dagoretti North whereas all the 3 Nyeri infections were from healthcare workers in Nyeri Central.

The CAS further said one patient succumbed from the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of fatalities to 85.

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